Our green birds, may Allah Azza Wa Jall grant them the highest of Jannah. Amin
Our green birds, may Allah Azza Wa Jall grant them the highest of Jannah. Amin
I’m just all in tears, right now.
I’m getting so much emotional, I don’t even know how to control my crying.
Yes, it might be “exaggerated” but wallah, as I went for Fajr prayer and as I was enclosing my du’a, I felt such heaviness in my heart, such longing, such indescribable feeling that made me realize that subhan’Allah today is the last Jumu’ah of this Ramadhan.
Then I asked myself, will I live long enough to reach the next Ramadhan?
My tears started to just roll my cheeks, that moment was so full of emotions, I couldn’t explain then when I tried to get up from my prayer mat, I suddenly realized how Allah Azza Wa Jall loves His Believers and this story just captured my heart.
We all know we are in the last days of Ramadhan, and that Lailatul Qadr is just around the corner, so as I was composing myself I remembered this story of a righteous man that the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam was telling Sahabah Radiyallahu Anhum about.
I know there it might be very popular to everyone, but when I was back home, I used to hear this story from the Ulama of our community, I still can remember how they would translate it for me because I couldn’t understand their dialect.
In many sources we only read about this righteous man who spend 1000 months in Jihad, that when the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam narrated his story the Sahabah Radiyallahu Anhum envied it and asked the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam how could they get such reward, and therefore Jibrail Alaihi Salaam descended and recited Surah Al Qadr.
But when the detailed story of this is just soul striking. [Please take the good from the next few words I will be sharing, as I am sharing it as to how it was narrated to me, I am working on getting the dalil of it in sha Allah, if I said anything wrong then please forgive me]
Once, the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam narrated to the Sahabah Radiyallahu Anhum the story of a righteous man from Bani Israel who did a very good deed that Allah Azza Wa Jall really appreciated.
So this man after knowing that his deed was appreciated and everything he asked for 3 things from Allah Azza Wa Jall, [his first prayer, I forgot so please forgive me] so his second prayer was that he may be granted children and he prayed for sons and then the third one was that Allah Azza Wa Jall would make him a shaheed.
The man was granted such kingdom and was granted pious children, sons of almost 1000 in numbers, subhan’Allah.
One day, he sent his first son accompanied with an army to go and make jihad, and then the first son became a shaheed and he ordered the remaining men not to retaliate but instead he sent his second son to battle and then his second son became a shaheed then this went on until his last son was sent and again became a shaheed until 1000th man who was sent to battle was no longer but him and by then on 1000 month he became a shaheed.
His power and progeny and everything that Allah Azza Wa Jall granted him, he brought back to Allah Azza Wa Jall, upon hearing such story the Sahabah Radiyallahu Anhum indeed became envious and asked how could they attain such, so then the Sura Al Qadr was revealed.
Look at how Allah Azza Wa Jall loves the Muslimeen. He says in Surah Al Qadr:
"The Night of Power is better than a thousand months" [97:3]
Even though there are other tafseer in regards to this ayah, but this story about the righteous man just makes us realize and just melts our hearts on how Allah Azza Wa Jall gave so much opportunities and blessings upon the Mu’mineen. Subhan’Allah.
How beautiful, how generous and merciful is Allah? Allahu’akbar.
So now, it is the last jumu’ah for this Ramadhan, go perform the sunnah acts for Jumuah, go early to the masjid, perform much ibadah, dhikr and everything that would increase you in good deeds, and as you walk to the masjid, remember that this might be the last Jumu’ah in the blessed days of Ramadhan that you will ever have. So make use of it.
Sail forth, sail forth to the Blessings and Mercy of Allah.
Make this day count. Just pour in everything today, make the du’a the most sincere and make the salah you are to perform the most meaningful one today. Reflect from the Khutbah, give your heart today.
Repent and Ask for Forgiveness.
Allah Azza Wa Jall loves you so much.
And we pray that Allah Azza Wa Jall accepts all our ibadah and forgives us our faults and sins.
The righteous man short story source: [Ibn Abu Hatim and Wahidhy, narrated by Mujahid]
Ma sha Allah. I don’t know where you got this thought about me :)
You blew me away, I am really stunned at your way of thinking, it’s just too… typical.
May God bless you, may He send us all proper guidance to speak good and good about others. Amin
What do you first feel when you see dead pictures of people?
and how about seeing pictures of brutally killed people?
Now, what about seeing massacred and deformed bodies and faces of dead people?
Do not tell me, it’s anger, because you know its not the first thing you feel.
Opps, no, not sympathy, because you know its not the first thing that comes to your mind either, especially these people you see are not blood related to you.
Now it’s definitely not sorrow, so don’t tell me that, you know in yourself the first thing you feel when you see such pictures is “boorish” or anything near to that, as your first reaction is also turning your head to the other side or closing your eyes.
This is reality, and that is why it is never a practice of the Sahabah Radiyallahu Anhum to disclose or to show the body of a dead person.
Who doesn’t know, Hamza Ibn Abdul Muttalib Radiyallahu Anhu, the uncle of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam, the lion hunter, the lion of Allah?
Did you know how he died? How his body was slaughtered? Yet have you read in any narration that his body was shown to all the people? Let me tell you how this great man died..
 It was during the Battle of Uhud, March 22, 625 (3rd of Shawwal Year 3). He was 59 years old that time, and he was fighting together with the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam.
Jubayr Ibn Mut’im, a Quraish, bribed his Abyssinian slave Wahshi Ibn Harb freedom if he killed Hamza RA as revenge to the death of his uncle, Tumayma Ibn Ad’y.
 When Wahshi threw his javelin it went through Hamza’s abdomen and killed him, He then slit open his stomach and brought his liver to Hind bint Utbah, the wife of Abu Sufyan whose father was killed by Hamza during the Battle of Badr.
 Hind chewed Hamza’s liver then spat it out, then she went and mutilated Hamza and made anklets, necklaces and pendants from his body and brought them and his liver to Makkah.
You can just imagine the state of Hamza’s body when he died, when the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam found the body of his uncle, he shrouded it immediately. The state of his body was so severely deformed that the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam got concerned of letting his aunt who is the sister of Hamza, Saffiyah Bint Abdul Muttalib, to see it.
Just reading such description already affects our hearts so much already, so how much more when we see all these dead pictures?
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un.
These dead people are our children, our mothers, our sisters, our fathers, our brothers in faith.
We are taught in Islam to never disgrace other people, so what makes you think its right for us to disgrace them on the time of their death?
When you see a funeral of a Muslim person, do you see his body? No, you see him shrouded and covered in white cloth, cleansed.
Yes, we know that what is happening in Gaza, the massacre that is happening to our brothers and sisters in Islam across the globe is very disheartening and alarming, but is it enough reason for us to disgrace them? We cannot even help them, sometimes we cannot even make du’a for them, but we can spread their dead pictures around?
Yes, we can raise awareness by sharing other kinds of pictures, maybe remains of a shattered building or something, but not the dead bodies, the deformed bodies, bodies that are soaked in their own blood, that is just too much and it has to stop.
Just think about it, will you find it good if you see your own father or mother’s dead picture spreading around the internet, or your deformed children’s body? Let us respect their mourning.
For once, let us stop thinking about “so others will know” how about “how would their family feel”? Let us be sensitive.
I know we cannot stop the uploading of these images, but we can at least not become accomplice to it, stop the sharing, stop the reblogging. It’s not helping, we just burn the hearts of people who see it and in return make them feel intense pain and anger and then it provokes people to speak badly and ill which is not good for them.
I’m asking everyone to please understand what I am trying to point out here, and do forgive me if i have said anything wrong, but let us respect the dead.
And we pray that Allah Azza Wa Jall enlightens all our hearts to raise our hands and make dua for these martyrs, our shaheeds. may they all roam around the gardens of Allah in Jannatul Firdaus.
 Ibn Sa’ad, p. 4
 Ibn Sha’q, p.370 | Ibn Sa’ad, p. 4
 Ibn Sa’ad, p. 4
Well, truth is, your time is running out.
Once, when I was still in college, I was trying to ask my professor to give me more time for my paper work to be passed and her reply truly changed my perspective in, well yeah, in life.
She told me, ‘Time doesn’t wait, only love waits.’
I chuckled, really, because when she said that I didn’t really give enough pondering about it, but as I have encountered similar situations through out my college time, I said to myself, this is true.
Time never waits, it will pass on, no matter how much you want to stop it or slow it down, it will never wait for you, you have to catch up with it, you are always on a race with time, and only those who give emphasis and value on time stays on track.
So how are you coping up with you time?
How are you making the most of your time in this world, when you know your time does pass by but also it will end on a time prescribed by Allah Azza Wa Jall.
We all have to realize that this “time” we have in this world, is both a blessing and test for us. Don’t you think it’s the time for us to give value to this blessing? Don’t you think it’s the right time to raise our hands and repent for all the things we have done?
Or will we be lazy enough and continue believing that “there’s still enough time”? I will be honest to you, every beat of your heart lessens your time in this world, you are dying, you might not be sick and full of youth and strength but I’m telling you that you’re dying, since you were born.
Know that everything in your life has been written already, the time you are going to die, how you would die, where will you die, at what age you will die, everything is written and only a du’a can change this, by the Will of Allah Azza Wa Jall.
I’m not going to tell you there’s still enough time, but I will you tell you what’s real, you’re time is running out, so fix your life, come back to Allah Azza Wa Jall, regret, repent, forgive.
Yes, your time is running out, but again, it’s never too late to reconnect with Allah Azza Wa Jall.
Make use of your time in the best and most halal way, try this personal method of mine, and you can do this every before salah or every after salah, I call it the “press 15”.
For 15 minutes you will engage yourself only with Allah Azza Wa Jall.
• 3 minutes for dhikr - remember of Allah, just remember Him
• 3 minutes for glorification- exalt Allah, glorify Him with His Names
• 3 minutes of gratefulness – try to enumerate His blessings on you & thank Him with all your heart.
• 3 minutes of repentance– regret all the wrong you’ve done then repent.
• 3 mintues of istighfar- ask Him for His forgiveness, sincerely.
It’s my personal method which helps me in remembering Allah all the time, even if you are just sitting and in a quiet place, try this method, make at least 15 minutes of your time worthy. In sha Allah.
And we pray that Allah Azza Wa Jall accepts all our ibadah and guides, protects and blesses us always.
-This is part of the Ten Things Not To Waste (Part 2), you can view the rest of it through this link: http://www.scribd.com/doc/234734024/TENThings-Part-Two
Assalamu’alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,
Here’s the second part of the Ten Things Not To Waste, my apologies for the late upload, was traveling. Alhamdulillah for everything.
I have decided to narrate some of the most inspiring love stories that no Tristan and Isolde or Romeo and Juliet can match in equality nor surpass, yes, the love stories of the greatest people that ever walked upon the earth, the Sahabah Radiyallahu Anhum.
When we hear them, we always think of their bravery, their faith, their good character, so much of beauty in them and so now, I want to increase that inspiration we get from them by sharing their soft side, their hearts towards their spouses.
I think its time for us to give a fresh way of inspiring our youth, with a sprinkle of halal love stories.
I personally believe that with the help of increasing the awareness by telling our sisters, or our brothers or our children about the love stories of the Sahabah Radiyallahu Anhum would actually help them change their perspective in “love” and I mean for a spouse, we have to really let them understand why there is no girlfriend-boyfriend concept in Islam, and with these stories I believe it will make them understand it in a way that we penetrate not their minds but their hearts by inspiring them.
I believe we have to deliver the reality of the concept of marriage in islam, through a way of how these novel writers, movie directors do, that from these “dying for the one you love, going to romantic places when you’re not even married to him or her” we present the “dying is only for Allah, we can only go to romantic places when we are halal certified couple” that through these hearts will not be broken from an illusion made by desire and lust.
In sha Allah I will be sharing one “long excerpt” every week.
And we pray Allah Azza Wa Jall helps us reach the hearts of our youth, the way these novel writers and movie writers did with them.
I actually found something very rare, and I don’t really think you would find it easily if searched on youtube or something, so here, I wanted to share it all with you.
It’s just so timely, and it will make you cry if you are really affected with what’s happening not only in Gaza but actually to the Muslim Ummah.
These are such beautiful words of a great man, King Faisal of Saudi Arabia, we all know how he was and how he dealt with oppressors and all, may Allah have mercy on him. [if some of you do not like him or so, please take the good of what he says and leave the bad]
It’s actually from a video, and I know when we see videos, we don’t usually go and watch it especially if we see its too long or sometimes because of our slow internet connection that kills all the will power.
So I copied and wrote the translated speech of his here, because he was speaking in Arabic.
"My brothers, what are we waiting for? For the world’s conscience to rise by itself? Where is it?
The Masjid Al Aqsa is calling for you, crying for your help, my brothers, to save it, from the catastrophe-plaque its going through, so what are we fearing! What’s stopping us?
Do we fear death? or is there a better death, a more honorable death than dying while fighting for the sake of Allah?
Oh my Muslim brothers! We want a revolution and Islamic Revival! A non-communist, non-racist rise and undivided but an Islamic call, for the Jihad for the sake of Allah, for the sake of our religion and our faith, defending our Holy Places, and I ask Allah that if he destined for me to live that I die a Martyr, shaheed for the sake of Allah!
Please forgive me, If I’m shaken, but when I see Al Aqsa and our Holy Places get violated, degraded and offended with blasphemies and moral decays, for I sincerely pray to Allah that if He didn’t destine to us Jihad and liberating the Holy lands that He doesn’t keep me one moment alive.”
Let us ponder hard on this.
Here is the link for the video: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=654213991338765
Are you not tired?
Are you not tired of asking for this and that from Allah? Are you not tired of just wanting something for yourself and not care if you are giving anything in return? Do you think entrance and exit doors are created for nothing, it is but a reminder for those who ponder hard!
You ask and ask of Allah for things like health, wealth, protection and everything but do we ask for something that actually should be on the top of the list of our du’as?
Yes, His Forgiveness. We ask but we don’t give out our repentance? Is that fair?
You ask and ask and He gives and gives yet we forget and forget? How selfish, right? We can’t even give enough thanks and yet we expect to repent?
It’s sad that when we repent, it is just for short time. We repent and then we think “O Okay, i repented that’s fine.” Really? Is this how sincere your repentance is?
My dear brother and sister in Islam, ponder hard, if you really want to repent from everything you have done, by Allah, you won’t even want to think of raising your head from sujood.
Again, repentance is the first pillar of forgiveness. You have to repent, regret to understand why you are asking for forgiveness.
Realize that when you want to achieve and gain something in this world, you give so much effort to it, to perfect an exam, you will pull and all nighter just to read piles of books, if you want to have a car you would work your soul out just so you can buy this thing, yet when it comes to repentance, even raising your hand to Allah becomes so heavy and burdensome. Why? How come?
Is not Allah worthy of same effort you give to these things? Or are you saying these things are better than Allah? Astagfirullah.
If you really want it, then repent with the same amount of repentance you want to get from Allah, okay?
It’s never too late, Allah is always calling you, He always waits but when will you answer His call, when will you end the waiting?
When will you redeem your soul?
And we pray that Allah Azza Wa Jall enlightens our hearts and empty our hearts from the love for this world and fill it with the love for the akhirah.